Joshua Tree National Park, George W Bush, Sabir Purdy discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist


Now, thank you the following recording. May contain explicit language. I can't. Get more explicit than may say it may. It's Wednesday January second twenty nineteen from slate. It's the gist. I might pass the second day of our new year the thirteenth day of the government shutdown our long national nightmare. Maybe Jackley a nightmare. It's more like waking up for a drink in the middle of night. And a couple more minutes to get back to sleep thinking like, but then when you do you get paid? Our long national that thing that I just described drags on. Look, it's not that I'm insensitive to the pains of the shutdown. It's that the vast majority of Americans are insensitive to said pains, there are costs don't buy that there aren't costs. It is hurting the macro economy. It is diminishing the fees. The government takes in the government needs money to either going to have to tax you more or go deeper into debt. There are all these unseen functions that the government does that people actually do need, HUD approval here a small business loan there. A bureau of engraving work order over yonder. But this doesn't register beyond. The general sentiment of government is a shambles. These clowns in Washington can't get along which doesn't punish or favor any actor even the actor. Who said, you know, what I'll say, yes, if we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through. Military through anything you want to call. I will shut down to go, and I am throughout and I am proud to shut down the government for border security the sympathetic stories. You hear of those victimized by the shutdown include native Americans who need medical care people who rely on the department of agriculture's nutrition assistance programs in other words, the most vulnerable, but guess what the people who know or care about the most vulnerable are already blaming Trump. It's not going to move the needle. So in the Goshi ations, they speak of things called pressure points or pain points, and the problem is perverse. As this may seem the problem in why this shutdown is still going on why they're not shutting down the shutdown. The problem is there is not enough widespread. Pain to prod the talks along, although the national parks are dealing with a veritable shit storm the vault toil. Islets in the parks, and there are few flush toilets. So the vault toilets are near capacity. And there is no one there to empty them at the Joshua tree national park. So that park will be shutting down and shitting up. I did read the sentence in the Washington Post, quote once those porta potties fill up. There is no amount of cleaning. That will save them says Sabir Purdy who owns a rock climbing service there at that point. I think I'm going to have to tap out tap out pass out. Anyway, it reminds me of the old saying Kokos flows downhill, and like the Bard told Woodward and Bernstein, follow the feces, and in this case it's coming from all the way at the top on the show today. I feel about the leaked Louis C K set and the techniques he wants used that. He's now incapable or uninterested of employing. But first a political scientist who served in the CIA. During the presidencies of Bill Clinton, and George W Bush. He was a manager an officer and intelligence briefer. He's been on top of the latest Muller investigation while at the same time he's looking back. David Preece has a new book out. It's called how to get rid of a president. It's so astute that some in DC have been heard muttering who will rid us of this meddlesome priest not the gist. He's up next..

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